Added by on 2017-08-06

Garden designer Laura Eubanks of Design for Serenity explains how she created a jewel box succulent garden for a San Diego homeowner. Laura grouped plants to create a mosaic look, and added swirls of lava rocks. She says that rocks (from pebbles to boulders) are as important as the plant material. Video produced by garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin, author of three books about succulents and their uses in landscapes and containers. www.debraleebaldwin.com Want to learn more about using these lovely, low-maintenance plants like the pros do? Debra Lee Baldwin now offers a 3-hour, 7-lesson online class: Stunning Succulent Arrangements. http://www.craftsy.com/ext/Debra-LeeBaldwin_4864_F Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsGardening Tip: Succulent Vertical Wall Garden and Wall Planting TraysVertical succulent garden designEasy vertical succulent garden design ideasOutstanding Succulent Design |Jeff Pavlat |Central Texas GardenerSucculent Gardening and DesignSucculent Gardening and Design

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  • The Simple Succulent 3 months ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • claire rodin 3 months ago

    Love this!! I just got a ton of succulents and for rocks I was really interested in using some red lava rocks too! do you know what kind of pebbles were used? they are so colorful and seem unique

  • Chelsea Ramos 3 months ago

    what is that rainbow tree looking plant?

  • Shoulders of Giants 3 months ago

    This is nice, but overall too much.

  • Baby Bear 3 months ago

    Hi Debra,funny thing is that the day you suggested I get your book when you sent me a reply last,was the same day I was at a great little shop in old town Temecula and the owner was looking at your book and told me I need to get it…lol. She is always using it as a reference and likes that it shows landscape pictures as the plants change over time. I was wondering in the video above if wood chip mulch could or should be used instead of rock in any of the landscape. I am trying to create a similar look to what you have in the video and live in an hoa community. As I am converting the sprinklers to a drip system,one of my dilemmas is how many to convert to drip with 8 tubing outlets and how many to cap. How do you decide and determine,any suggestions? Also when it comes to rock color and coordinating boulders,pavers and smaller rocks,how do you make it all work? I did buy some beautiful boulders with pinks reds and browns so does that mean I should also use the same colors in the smaller rocks? I also see that jagged edge rocks and mulch and river rocks and gravel are sometimes all placed into one landscape. Any suggestions on how best to achieve the look you have in terms of where to use which rocks and choose color? Lastly I see that you have some tall grass like the african iris and so far I have purchased several of these plants,and while they are not yet in the ground,they seem to wilt often and need a lot of water. Are they really a drought tolerant plant and once planted will they stand straight,or do they always droop and become full of dead brown stalks? If so what else can I use to create that softness but omit these issues,perhaps the thick rubbery patches of another type of grass plant which has purple flowers. I forget the name but see this plant thriving throughout the region where I live. I thought perhaps it could offer a place for my small dog to rest. Do you have a suggestion of a soft non thorny plan where a dog can sit since I removed all the grass on my property? Thanks again. Debbie

  • Paulina Garcia 3 months ago

    Muy bonito!❤️

  • Baby Bear 3 months ago

    Hi Debra, can you name a few taller succulent water efficient type plants for me that I can use in my landscape design here in Temecula? I have many shorter plants but feel that since I have a relatively flat property that I wont be able to get the variation in height and design that would look best. Do you have other suggestions on how to create height towards the back? Also since I am removing a large amount of rocks and clumps of clay soil I was wondering what combination of dirt you would recommend,if it should be all cactus soil or a combination of cactus and compost or top soil,or what exactly would you use to re-fill the ground to take up the space of the clay and rocks I removed? After that I was going to just use palm cactus soil in the actual holes I dig for each plant. Thanks

  • Baby Bear 3 months ago

    Well I was inspired. I went to the rock yard and just bought some beautiful but small boulder pieces. How large of a boulder or rock do you suggest in order to create a pocket garden? I had no idea you can just add some soil and cut off the plant without any roots and stick it into the dirt. Does that always work and it survives?

  • Baby Bear 3 months ago

    absolutely beautiful. I am in the process of creating a succulent landscape after having taken out my grass. Where did you find such large healthy plants or were they all small when you bought them? Did you have to use a special crane type lifter to place the rocks? i fell in love with a few 500lb. rocks but omg how do you get them where you want them and decide because that spot isnt going to change after its placed. Also I bought alot of ground cover and ice plant which I assume will take over in time. Do you suggest I do more with just small rocks as you have and limit the areas of ground cover? I love all the artistic decor elements and have a great place to buy them nearby. How do I decide on the color and size of the rocks and is place and gray ok to use or is it better to use reds and pinks ? can I email you a pic of what I have laid out and you can help me before I put it into the ground this week? Lastly do I need to rototill the soil and blend in sand or palm soil or just focus on the areas where the plant will go and blend the soil there? What exact product and proportion do you suggest I use of sand and palm soil? Lastly how much water to you give the plants thru a drip system so I can set it up that way and not have to hand water.

  • Nicole and Max 3 months ago

    love this video! I just made a terrarium and succulent video on my channel also!

  • Pamela Simpson 3 months ago

    This was so helpful!

  • SINNER OR SAINT 3 months ago

    NICE Succulent Arrangement

  • Eek D'cat 3 months ago

    A couple of years ago I acquired an aeonium hawarthii but now it's starting to look like an aeonium kiwi.  Does one revert back to the other?

  • 2F SERVICE Fabinho 3 months ago

    maravilhoso, estou descobrindo agora essa beleza das suculentas, depois de 3 anos trabalhando em manutenção de jardins empresariais, um dos gerentes me pediu um trabalho com suculentas e pesquisei no youtube, descobri seu video, fiz um trabalho simples que eles gostaram muito,  agora estou pensando em encher minha casa com essas plantas. parabéns pela sua arte!

  • Yodasstuff 3 months ago

    How do you keep the weeds out?  Isn't it hard to take weeds out if you have rocks on the and sharp cactuses next to each other?
     

  • Elizabeth Ninan 3 months ago

    wonderful pleasing to the eyes . thank u

  • netogrimald 3 months ago

    Gracias, precioso jardín. Las plantas suculentas son de las más bonitas, africanas ó americanas. El contraste de colores y armonía de los espacios, es genial…  Con los cactus, agaves y yucas tienen una combinación que parece muy 'de casa', desde Texas hasta Querétaro, México… 1000 kms. del desierto chihuhuense. La importancia de las rocas fue descrita en las pinturas de paisaje, desde el Realismo del siglo XIX. No deben faltar en un jardín. las grandes atrás y si tienen lagartijas mejor… 🙂

  • Kurt Straudt 3 months ago

    Thanks Debra and Laura…I hope one day to do a planting like this! -Kurt

  • Heidi Johnson 3 months ago

    Just beautiful!

  • Theodore Hammond 3 months ago

    I swept the San Francisco county fair one year of practically all their blue ribbons, just like I had shown up, out of the blue. It was the only year I exhibited. Getting to the point, I am moving to the country after being thrown out in the cold and one of the things I most look forward to is starting another cacti and succulent collection! I hope this works out alright.